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Posted on April 14 at 12:41 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The amount of Trans fats were required to be part of food labels not too long ago without too much issue. Why not just simply require the amount of total sugars that is already on the label to be emphasized in bold? I don't think we need an additional warning label. Just emphasize a bit more how much sugar is in the product and let consumer make the decision on whether they want it or not.

From: Safety labels on sugary beverages are an overreach

Posted on April 8 at 8:08 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I'd like to see a woman as president too, just not her!

From: Schenectady County Democrats endorse Clinton for president

Posted on March 17 at 1:40 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Its the Village of Scotia, in the Town of Glenville, that has third highest rate in Capital Region according to the report you linked above.

From: Report: Schenectady taxes highest in Capital Region

Posted on March 4 at 12:44 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Parks contribute to quality of life. Quality of life brings people to visit and live in areas that have it and contribute something back economically with their presence. Start destroying the quality of life and then you'll erode the very tax base that allows funding for infrastructure (schools, roads, bridges, etc.). Maintaining parks doesn't require breaking the bank, but if we trash these places from neglect, then we'll end up with a place no one really wants to live and non one left around who's able to help pay for the more 'important' necessities. Sound like some places we already know around here?....

From: Editorial: State has higher priorities for taxpayer money than parks

Posted on February 27 at 10:21 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Please don't elect a second Clinton either. Had enough of these political dynasties. Either one will bring too much baggage with them and nothing good will come of it. Need new faces, new ideas, and a big change in our leadership. Let's try to 're-elect no one' for a few sessions and clean house.

From: We must act against unethical government

Posted on February 23 at 4:47 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Not to belabor this, but The Gazette posted this handy gardening tip that would apparently become illegal if this law passed:

From: NY lawmaker: Carrying machete should lead to year in jail

Posted on February 19 at 11:04 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I would think a quick solution to this would be just modify the War Powers Act so a President can act quickly in case of immediate crisis, but if by 30 days the crisis is not over, then we immediately institute the draft process while Congress decides whether to declare war or not. When the President asks for some use of force authorization from Congress, that also needs to include the draft as well. No deferments either. Even if no war declaration occurs and our forces stand-down by 30 days, the looming cost of having to just start the draft process should make our leaders either end these short-lived conflicts before that time elapses, not get into any unnecessary conflicts in first place, or start committing their own adult children to go to war for them.

From: Is draft the answer to fewer military actions

Posted on February 19 at 9:58 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Seriously? I could understand going after someone for carrying a machete down a city street or around a populated neighborhood where they probably have no valid reason to have one at the time, but these tools are often used by land surveyors to clear brush for one example. We going to start arresting those people now in the course of their work? Another largely useless law in the works. I think these downstate legislators forget that people living in rural areas of NY have real practical uses for some things that might not be needed around NYC.

From: NY lawmaker: Carrying machete should lead to year in jail

Posted on January 27 at 11:18 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I hope they do rebuild soon. It was so nice having a local alternative other than Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks. The owners were really nice people who didn't deserve this fate. Hope they get this firebug going after local businesses too.

From: Cops say fire that destroyed Glenville cafe is suspicious

Posted on January 15 at 2:55 p.m. (Suggest removal)

One of my friends t-boned another car on route 7 in Troy recently because a well-intentioned motorist stopped in the right lane to let a car out from a side street, and that car simply pulled out and into the path of my colleague who was traveling in the left lane. Fortunately traffic was slow and no one was hurt, but both cars were totalled.

From: Thanks to staff at the Mynders Group home

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